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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

It's No Secret, Fall is for Planting!
October 11, 2012

It’s no secret that “Fall is for Planting.” That has been the slogan of garden centers across the country for many years. Believe it!

Yet how you plant and care for the new additions to your landscape will determine your success, so be diligent and remember the following steps.

  • Always amend your soil when planting. There is any number of excellent product choices to suit your situation, so check with an expert for information on the ideal amendment for your plants.
  • Mulch generously to protect the root system of newly planted trees, shrubs, and perennials. Frequently we look at mulch as the finishing touch on a landscape project, but it is vital for retaining moisture, inhibiting weeds, and keeping roots insulated during the cold winter temperatures.
  • Water regularly. Yes, even in the fall we may have dry periods. Adequate moisture heading into late fall and winter is crucial especially for broadleaf evergreens which lose moisture through their foliage.
  • Protect your plants from deer damage with repellents, netting, or fencing. Use an antidessicant like Wilt Pruf to retain moisture in the leaves of broadleaf evergreens.

A great selection of trees, shrubs, and autumn perennials is available now at Waterloo Gardens. Come in this week to take advantage of outstanding plants and expert advice!

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.